As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
Vintage 1966 Flash Cards
Get ready for some “new math” problems with vintage 1966 flash cards ($12). Algebra homework never looked so good. Pick these up at Etsy.com/shop/annegraham?auto=format.
Color Pencils in Tube
These portable, colored pencils in a tube ($5.95) are made from recycled rolled up newspapers. Visit TreeSmart Store to pick up your set.
Recycled Jute Backpack
Made by artists in Nepal, the burlap Backpack is made from recycled jute fabric that softens with use. For only $29, this colorful bag will have you stand out in a crowd. Get this green necessity at EarthLover.
Vintage 1950 to 60s School Supplies
Get all your back to school shopping done in one great purchase. This set of vintage school supplies from the 1950s ($20) should have you covered. Visit Etsy.com/shop/Ablast2thepast?auto=format to cross off every item on your list.
FunkyJunk Zippered Pouch
A bright, durable pencil case is a must for back to school. This upcycled pouch is made from reclaimed plastic bags. Get your pouch ($9.60) at Hipcycle.
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